Some say she ‘resigned’, but never mind. It’s ‘good’ that the BBC reported it, even if they had to cast doubt on it even as they said it.
Presumably the timorous use of ‘scare quotes’ is to indicate that it was ‘reported speech’ rather than an accidental ‘value-judgement’ on the part of the 'reporter'.
A potential Labour councillor has been removed from the candidate list after being accused of being anti-Semitic.
Nasreen Khan was hoping to stand in next year's Bradford council elections.
The party removed Ms Khan after investigating claims reported on the Jewish News website about comments it said she posted on Facebook in 2012.
The BBC has contacted Ms Khan for comment. Labour said it "condemns all anti-Semitism in the strongest possible terms”.
I can’t help noticing that the BBC is careful to tell us that the claims (of antisemitism) were reported on the Jewish News website, using the “distancing” framework:
“about comments it said she posted on Facebook in 2012.”
Well, ‘it’, being the “Jewish News”, ‘would say that, wouldn’t they?’ - as would the Labour Party when it said:
"it condemns all anti-Semitism in the strongest possible terms”.
Shouldn't that be "the strongest general terms but not with respect to that specific form found in the Koran and Hadith which Ms Khan was giving expression to".ReplyDelete
Treated as a local item, made out as if only Jewish sources were complaining about it and (as noted on Biased BBC), the actual words she used not referenced.ReplyDelete
How unlike the ways in which they have treated (more often ill judged rather than malevolent) UKIP candidate comments in the past! :)